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I'm a bit confused about the usage of the word "Hided".

The YouGlish website shows some examples where the word "Hided" means hid or hidden. While this WikiDiff page states the following:

the difference between hided and hidden is that hided is having hide (skin) of a specified kind while hidden is that has been moved out of sight invisible or unapparent.

What is the correct usage of "Hided"?

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YouGlish gets a lot of the transcriptions wrong; the first man says "Young people have hated every decision", but his accent makes it sound like hited. The speaker in clip #4 is saying heeded, not hided. The speaker in clip #6 says hidden, but the transcript says hided for some reason. Other speakers are very young children, or are not native speakers of English, and speak incorrectly.

Hided is not a valid conjugation of the most common meaning of to hide and never means hid or hidden. The conjugation of to hide, meaning to conceal, is simply
hid: past tense; "I hid the book"
hidden: past participle; "I have hidden the book"

Hided can also mean "possessing a hide (skin)" like

Dark-hided cattle seem to be more prone to heat stress than light-hided cattle.

or the past tense of the verb to hide meaning "to give a beating to; to flog".

“I hided him good!” Miss Mary yelled. “Good, I tell you! I hided him like he's never been whupped before.”

Some dialects may use hided as the past tense of to hide meaning to conceal, but it is not standard English.

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  • Thanks for the detailed explanation. As you can see, being a non-native speaker is not easy. :-)
    – Souhaib
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 17:58
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    You're very welcome! After looking at YouGlish, I am not sure that I would use it. It looks like a lot of what you find there is either wrong, or requires a lot of context to interpret properly - and the whole problem is that as a learner, you don't have that context!
    – stangdon
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 18:01
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the difference between hided and hidden is that hided is having hide (skin) of a specified kind while hidden is that has been moved out of sight invisible or unapparent.

RIGHT.

The verb is hide, hid, hidden.

An animal hide means the skin of a dead animal that has been treated. Not sure I would accept it as a verb. However, most noun in English can be made into verbs, in which case, this would be a regular verb: hide, hided.

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  • Nice note at the end. Thanks for your help.
    – Souhaib
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 17:59
  • Hide as a verb, follows the same pattern as skin and bone, meaning remove the hide/skin/bones. The linked video contains some appropriate uses of this, such as "a sexualized deer, waiting to be tanned and hided."
    – Juhasz
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 18:37
  • @Juhasz Well, I said what I had to say. It isn't the same pattern. Boned and hided are regular. Skinned is not.
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 18:38
  • I meant the same pattern in the semantic sense: skin => remove the skin; bone => remove the bones; hide => remove the hide.
    – Juhasz
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 18:40
  • @Juhasz Right, okay.
    – Lambie
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 18:52

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